Kylie Jenner used her immense platform yesterday to urge people to self-quarantine amid the Coronavirus pandemic after the U.S. Surgeon General made a plea for help on the news.
US Weekly reports that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and beauty mogul addressed her 166 million Instagram followers on Thursday, hours after U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams appeared on Good Morning America, encouraging her and other social media influencers to speak out about the importance of following the guidelines that medical professionals have set for the country. Adams wants Americans to keep in mind the severity of the pandemic. “People are dying,” he told viewers.
“Hey guys. Happy self-quarantine!” Jenner said in a video on her Instagram Story. “I know I’ve already been doing my daily reminders about how important it is right now to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. I’m going on my ninth day. The coronavirus is a real thing. I listened to the Surgeon General this morning and even though I’ve already been doing my daily reminders, he definitely encouraged me to come on here and talk to you guys so you can see me and hear me.”
Speaking to her fans, the Kylie Cosmetics founder continued, “Please stay inside, you guys. Please stay inside, practice social distancing, self-quarantine,” and went on to point out that “nobody’s immune” to the disease.
The reality star went on to say that she has kept herself entertaining by doing puzzles, cooking, reading, watching Westworld, and spending time with her daughter, Stormi, who she shares with Travis Scott. For the most up-to-date Coronavirus information, guidance, and support, consult the CDC and the WHO.